Monthly Archives: April 2014

Reasons not to run

I’m tired I’m cold The weather sucks (hot, cold, wet) I’m busy It’ll take too long I’ll be too tired afterward to get work done It will feel bad during the run Something hurts It’s not worth it -because I … Continue reading

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Collier’s cranes

And this is where my two little cranes went. Wow, you guys. Wow.

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A thousand paper cranes

In the Stata Center on campus, on a recessed ledge high on the wall, rests the fake police car which was once put onto the Great Dome. In the days last April after MIT campus police office Sean Collier was … Continue reading

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Playlist

I planned to run laps with V. at her running club (she is faster than me, in one of those proud-to-be-embarassed events) but she sliced her foot and couldn’t go, poor puppy. I hauled myself out anyway for a 1.5 … Continue reading

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Impossible.

This is one of those weeks where I look at my deadlines and I realize it’s actually impossible. I calculate how many hours would be needed to do the work and it is more than the hours I have. Usually … Continue reading

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“Please forget the first season of UNFORGETTABLE.”

The 2011-2012 cop show Unforgettable featured a homicide detective with an eternal, perfect memory, a PTSD season arc about the death of her sister, pretty conventional white male NYPD characters, and very low ratings. It was cancelled in mid-May of … Continue reading

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“Your life is a metaphor for your life.”

A really fun panel at the 2014 Narrative conference, conveniently located right on campus. My paper (on mental illness and altered cognition in detective fiction, as read through HOMELAND) had originally been placed on the “Institutions of Madness” panel, but … Continue reading

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